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0.1  ASHA CEUs

Relevance Of Lab Values And Medications In Dysphagia Management: Chest Imaging, Pneumonia Differential Diagnosis, Bloodwork #e101


Presenter: James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Learn common findings from chest imaging reports and lab tests as related to dysphagia management.



"Because of this course, I feel more prepared to study radiology reports with other evidence in the chart."

– C.S., prior course participant

This course will focus on common findings from chest imaging reports and lab tests, and decipher some of the language within those reports to enable the SLP in the medical setting to more expertly integrate that information into patient management. Important aspects of the pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia will be discussed, as well as pharmacological side effects impacting swallowing function.

Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.


"I'm an acute care SLP and I now feel much more prepared to understand diagnostics from a physician perspective and how that translates to consults I receive and how to differentially diagnose."

– C.C., prior course participant

Course Overview – Run Time: 1:04:16

  • Medical Tests and What They Mean
  • Chest x-ray Reports
  • Pneumonitis and Pneumonia

The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"I liked the chest xray visuals and explanation of terminology."  J.K. (Sept. 2022)

"Very relevant info. Liked discussion of blood work and medications."  C.L. (Sept. 2022)

"I thought the entire course was insightful. Reading chest x-rays and corresponding tests were beneficial."  M.R. (Aug. 2022)

"Dr. Coyle is an excellent speaker and very knowledgeable. The x-ray terminology and visual examples were helpful."  L.S. (Aug. 2022)

"This course was very helpful to me since I work in an acute care, rural hospital. The information covered was concise. I appreciated the definitions of terminology frequently used in reports. The points about dysphagia needing to precede aspiration PNA & influence of PPI on PNA was insightful."  A.F. (Aug. 2022)

"Everything was great. I liked that the sections were broken up."  D.S. (Aug. 2022)

"It was helpful to learn the terminology frequently mentioned in chest x-rays. I liked that the information was easy to digest."  B.N. (Aug. 2022)

"I now have a much better understanding of terminology used in chest imaging. Liked the clear descriptions with visuals."  K.R. (July 2022)

"Liked that you can rewind / rewatch / repeat information to increase comprehension of information."  G.A. (July 2022)

"I learned how to use terminology that is familiar to physicians, so that we can engage in meaningful discussions with our MD colleagues. l liked the images used, and also the information about how to engage in a meaningful conversation about dysphagia-related aspiration pneumonia."  C.S. (July 2022)

"All content was beneficial. I liked the explanations of the pulmonary dx."  J.P. (June 2022)

"Liked the ease of understanding course information. Interpreting the wording of chest X-rays was beneficial. This validates that I'm looking after the entire picture of the patient findings!" A.M. (May 2022)

"Great overview of imaging." A.S. (May 2022)

"I liked viewing chest x-rays, and gaining the meaning of medical tests." L.S. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked the components and additional tools to utilize during my clinical dysphagia evaluations." M.M. (Apr. 2022)

"It was helpful to have chest x-ray terms defined/explained. I knew the course would be comprehensive and informative based on who the speaker was." J.O. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked the succinct but thorough presentation of information. Presenter got right to the nuts and bolts of the information we need." S.R. (Apr. 2022)

"The information was well presented and easy to understand." M.J. (Apr. 2022)

"Clear, concise explanations of CXR terminology." L.W. (Feb. 2022)

"I liked all of it! Learning definitions of things that could be read on the imaging and lab reports." S.U. (Jan. 2022)

"I loved the discussion of CXR and Chest CT terminology and images. The explanation of the relationship of neutrophils and WBCs was fascinating. It was helpful to have review of pleural edema vs. effusion. DR. JAMES COYLE IS AMAZING!!!! The content density, organizational flow, efficiency and listenability were excellent." M.P. (Jan. 2022)

"Distinguishing dysphagia related pneumonias from other causes of pneumonia. Very informative." M.G. (Jan. 2022)

"The explanation of the terms used in x-rays and the limitations of a chest x-ray was beneficial. I liked the visual pictures." N.W. (Jan. 2022)

"Dr. Coyle has an amazing grasp of the respiratory system and this is evident in every talk I hear of his. Very relevant information for a therapist working in acute care as I do." D.M. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the distinctions of aspiration pneumonia secondary to dysphagia - Illustrations and CXRs." C.W. (Dec. 2021)

"All content will be beneficial. It was well organized and incorporated helpful visuals." H.B. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the breadth of information it covered and how the presenter broke it down so that I could comprehend all the terms and the physiology." S.W. (Nov. 2021)

"LOVED explanations of various terms used in CXR imaging with pictures. VERY helpful to assist with understanding what may be dysphagia-related aspiration. Very easy to follow and understand. Excellent organization. Great for those with little knowledge of understanding CXRs/CT imaging." K.C. (Nov. 2021)

"I liked the quick presentation and the discussion of a topic followed by immediate image to show what was just discussed." J.P. (Nov. 2021)

"This course was very dense in details, and put together a lot of terminology that I see regularly in a way that clarified my understanding of the overall pattern of findings." S.H. (Nov. 2021)

"Reviewing the parts of the lung in A-P and CT chest xray views as well as defining terms used in the reports will be beneficial for my daily practice. I likes the visuals provided. They were easy to follow along with the audio/explanations." E.W. (Oct. 2021)

"I'm an acute care SLP and I feel much more prepared to understand diagnostics from a physician perspective and how that translates to consults I receive and how to differentially diagnose." C.C. (Sept. 2021)

"Discussion of difference among various chest x-ray results was beneficial for my daily practice. Nice review of potential test results and the differences among them." T.M. (Sept. 2021)

"I enjoyed the explanation of Chest X-Ray terminology and the images of chest x-rays and CT scans." R.M. (Jul. 2021)

“Because of this course, I feel more prepared to study radiology reports with other evidence in the chart.” C.S. (May 2021)

“The differences in terminology related to effusion vs. infiltrates was very helpful.” R.K. (Apr. 2021)

“The discussion of pneumonia-causing dysphagia versus dysphagia causing pneumonia was very helpful.” J.A. (Apr. 2021)

“I enjoyed the review of common terminology. Also, the indirect emphasis on critical thinking when interpreting chest imaging as it relates to swallowing and potentially dysphagia was helpful.” M.H. (Feb. 2021)

“I found that the explanation of the multiple variables to consider in the determination of aspiration pneumonia to be beneficial. I also liked Dr. Coyle's concise and specific explanations and descriptions.” K.S. (Jan. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the five lobes of the lungs and their relative position to one another.
  2. Differentiate between pleural effusions, pulmonary edema, pneumonitis and pneumonia.
  3. Define and describe pulmonary vascular congestion, pneumothorax and atelectasis.
  4. Understand the differences between the terms opacity, consolidation, density, and infiltrates in chest imaging reports.
  5. Cite normal values for white blood cell count, paO2 and paCO2 norms for arterial blood gas reports, and pulse oximetry norms.

Presenter & Disclosures

James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches courses in the Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology and courses in the SLP Clinical Doctorate Program. He also supervises undergraduate and graduate student dysphagia research. Dr. Coyle evaluates patients and teaches clinical practicum at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals and is funded by the NIH to investigate the use of technology and signal processing in the screening and treatment of dysphagia. Other research includes the effects of exercise in relating dysphagia caused by radiation therapy for head and neck cancer and investigation of brain networks related to swallowing function. He's a Fellow of ASHA and received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — James Coyle is a presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.

Nonfinancial — James Coyle has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
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During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

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